To jeopardize; hold out a threat against; show a hostile intention toward, or suggest danger to: accompanied by with before the threatened evil whenever expressed: as, the violent storm menaced the ship with destruction.
to put up aside threats of; suggest the risk or danger of.
Synonyms Menace, Threaten. Threaten is of extremely general application, both in great and little things: as, becoming threatened with a cold; a threatening cloud; to threaten an attack across the entire range. Threaten can be used with infinitives, particularly of action, but menace isn't: because, to jeopardize to come, to penalize. Menace belongs to dignified design and matters of minute.
become threatening; indicate danger or coming harm; threaten.